TikTok’s joy-miners and ‘shitposters’, and Instagram’s ‘cursed’ interiors

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In the second episode of Guardian Australia’s new podcast, Alyx Gorman, Michael Sun and Steph Harmon bring in Rashna Farrukh to discuss how TikTok is leaching into every corner Läs mer…

Social Media Giants Testify to Senate Subcommittee About Child, Teen User Safety

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Why people believe Covid conspiracy theories: could folklore hold the answer?

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Facebook admits site appears hardwired for misinformation, memo reveals

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Banning anonymous social media accounts would only stifle free speech and democracy | Owen Jones

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Facebook crisis grows as new whistleblower and leaked documents emerge

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What’s Allowed on Trump’s New ‘TRUTH’ Social Media Platform—And What Isn’t

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Meet the Obscure Financier Behind Donald Trump’s Media Company

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; From a WeWork office in Miami, an obscure financier by the name of Patrick Orlando has become an unlikely power behind what is, for a meme-stock minute, the ultimate Läs mer…

Finally, Facebook can say it’s not the most toxic social network | Marina Hyde

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Twitter admits bias in algorithm for rightwing politicians and news outlets

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Trump Plans to Regain Social Media Presence With New Company

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a deal that would enable him to regain a social media presence after he was kicked off Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. Läs mer…

Group that spread false Covid claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months

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Facebonk, Bacefook, Hellsite: Zuck, the internet has some suggestions

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Pinterest shares soar amid reports of $39bn takeover by PayPal

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Pinterest to launch new features to help with ‘emotional wellbeing’

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Facebook plans to change its name as part of company rebrand – report

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This government is helping big tech to undermine British democracy | David Puttnam

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Facebook must prioritise children’s wellbeing, Zuckerberg is told

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Microsoft Shuts Down LinkedIn in China, Citing ‘Challenging Operating’ Climate

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Microsoft Corp.’s LinkedIn is shuttering a localized version of its professional networking platform in China, becoming the last major U.S. social media provider to pull out of the country. Läs mer…

‘Insufficient and very defensive’: how Nick Clegg became the fall guy for Facebook’s failures

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‘Insufficient and very defensive’: how Nick Clegg became the fall guy for Facebook’s failures

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Facebook rule protects journalists and activists as ‘involuntary’ public figures

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‘She opens the app and gets bombarded’: parents on Instagram, teens and eating disorders

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Instagram ‘She opens the app and gets bombarded’: parents on Instagram, teens and eating disorders Mothers describe their daughters’ dangerous experiences after whistleblower Frances Haugen’s testimony Kari Paul in Läs mer…

Facebook and Instagram say issues now fixed after second outage in a week

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‘I might delete it’: Facebook’s problem with younger users

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For millions, the WhatsApp outage could have been a matter of life and death | Humza Jilani

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‘Facebook can’t keep its head in the sand’: five experts debate the company’s future

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Twitter trials warnings about ‘intense’ conversations

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The Facebook Whistleblower Revealed Herself on 60 Minutes. Here’s What You Need to Know

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Facebook-Owned Instagram ‘Pausing’ Development of Instagram Kids to Address Concerns

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Instagram is putting a hold on the development of Instagram kids, geared towards children under 13, so it can address concerns about access and content. Adam Mosseri, the head Läs mer…